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reply in classifieds - please restore

i think it was a bad move to take away the facility to reply in classsifieds, some reasons to revert to this include-

1. its good to have open/honest questions and answers that are out in the public domain.

2. people can chat about items and ask questions to the whole forum rather than just the seller (who realistically has an agenda)

3. pricing and 'auctions' are open and transparent

whats your views people?
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tend to agree Bob....
 
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I agree in principle, however

Because we are a community of enthusiasts that love our cars we tend to price them highly (quite rightly in my opinion considering the money and time spent)

the problem is you ALWAYS get some smart a*se rubbishing the price you are asking, the thread then usually descends after that.

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any more input folks while we have admins ear?
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I agree. Perhaps replies to limited to direct questions/answers about the item and any 'off topic' posts removed. It might require a new Mod
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Definitely - makes sense to me.
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I can understand why newbs are prevented from selling items straight off as you then get loads of people signing up just to use the forum as a market place and nothing more.

It makes less sense to stop someone who has sensibly joined the forum with the purpose of learning more about the marque and possibly purchasing one. More established members are then missing out on potential sales no?

Just my 2p!
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any mods/admin care to give their view?
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Personally, I too think it should be restored and I cant see why it was removed to begin with - it wasn't causing anyome major problems, was it?
 
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keep the snowball rolling peeps, someone important gotta notice sometime (surely)
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I agree - provided it is kept within reasonable constraints. Questions that can be asked need to be within well delineated limits.

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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I agree it should be restored as well. People often post very valid questions which can be helpful if you are interested in the item concerned.

There should be some constraints though, no rubbishing of prices, nasty comments etc.

Maybe someone should start a poll.
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

I'm in agreement too, I thought it was a backward step to take for the forum to remove the ability to reply and ask questions in the public domain, although I agree that rubbishing of people's advertised price is something that would need to be addresed.
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If someone is selling an item and you want to ask a Question then why not simply PM them or use the pager ??
 
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If someone is selling an item and you want to ask a Question then why not simply PM them or use the pager ??

Because non members can't use those either, that's the frustrating thing!
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The voice of reason ray

I understand where the guys are coming from, that an answer from a posted question will help other 'watchers', save them PM'ing the same question to the Seller.

I'm unsure which way to go on this...
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Because non members can't use those either, that's the frustrating thing!
Non-members can use the Private Messages, just keep the inbox clean and tidy
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its also about everyone getting the same info - like what bids have been made - for fairness sake.

and the most compelling - this is a FORUM, everything should be up for discussion, not just somewhere to post classified ads with no posts recorded against them.

if i advertise a 156 for example, surely on a forum posts relating to condition, service history, price, mods etc etc are all helpful, even if the poster is not interested in buying - thats what a forum is for surely
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Non-members can use the Private Messages, just keep the inbox clean and tidy

Oops! You are so right
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still no admin input
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Re: reply in classifieds - please restore

And now you get me

Well I must say that I was also of the similar opinion about restraining members from discussing the product/car on offer, however it does help that you can just read a simple advert without all of the off topic and banter posts going on.

That said and done, club members can PM more easily. It had been requested that club members be allowed to post replies !??

With the newer classifieds (I know its taking a very long time) this problem will go away. If any club member would like to help test the classifieds and offer final feedback, we may be in a position to release it to you, please reply here if you wish to help us test.
ONLY CLUB MEMBERS PLEASE

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I'll test it for you
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Just don't break it Ghosty
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ah! now i see whats going on! and i thought it was a technical error
iam up for a spot of testing if you like
i may aswell do something for the good of the club
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My 2p ...

I don't agree with a free-for-all posting policy in classifieds - seen this happen on other forums over the years, one of which I was a moderator of, and it's usually at the expense of the seller.

I don't think restricting replies to club members will particularly help, for reasons I don't think I need to spell out

Personally, I think classifieds should be properly moderated/vetted but I don't know if the software can cope with this.

PS I don't mind helping with testing.

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